Yes, it appears that GFU will have a good team. Lindfield, always hectic and they are due a good year. I never underestimate PLU, and UPS has been tough for a few years now. Don't forget that Whitman has a lot of experience and 2 years of relative success. Basicly, it is too early to try to predict this always tough conference. Of course, I am always optimistic that GFU will prevail, but enough of a realist not to discredit PP's Lutes or any of the historically strong teams yet. Although I am far away and only get to see a couple of games a year, yes I still have students at GFU, I am looking forward to my digital perview of NWC games.